The Inclusive Sizing Today is a hands-on one-and-a-half day themed workshop addressing the realities of developing sizing strategies that are more inclusive.
A typical Alvanon workshop will:
• Provide Alvanon insight into the best practices on tactical topics.
• Give participants an opportunity to share their specific challenges.
• Allow time to network with peers in a neutral peer-to-peer setting.
This one-and-a-half day (Day 1: afternoon session / Day 2: morning and afternoon sessions) workshop addresses the realities of developing sizing strategies that are more inclusive.
Who are they for?
Product Developers, Technical Designers, and Designers of all skill levels.
This course is intended for anyone – product sizing, design, and marketing – with the brand goal of making their product more inclusive.
TUESDAY (Afternoon session), May 12th
Decoding Sizing for Today’s Inclusive World
The first part of this workshop is a half-day session addressing the reality that in today’s more inclusive world, it’s not just about ‘regular’ sizes anymore. Sizing strategies need to evolve to better fit a broader more divers, global consumer base. Clothing should fit no matter the consumer’s size – short, tall, curvy, straight, big, small, non-gender specific, athletic, or every-day. This is sizing and fit challenge is becoming more relevant every day.
• Using data in decision making
• Quantifying body size and shape differences in the Men’s, Women, and Kid’s markets
• Considerations for adapting current product in other markets
• Adjusting measurement specs for expansion into other markets
• The impact of grade and labeling
• Observations on the impact of wearing preferences
WEDNESDAY (Full day session), May 13th
Plus-size is one of the hottest markets around; it’s also one of the most challenging to get the fit right. In this session we will delve into the technical aspects of fit and sizing for plus and share what we’ve observed as global fit experts.
Interactive peer-to-peer sessions are designed to problem solve, highlight, and leverage best practices.
• Numeric and Alpha sizing: When to Apply These and How
• Differentiating Body Growth and Garment Grade
• Body Shape Diversity
• Converting Regular Size Product to Plus
• Fit Construction & Aesthetics
• Applying Grading to Shape Evolution
• Addressing the Differences Between Fit Model and Fit Form
• Plus Size in 3D
• Optimum Conditions for Product Try-on at Retail
• Fit Room Best Practices
• Sizing Adjacencies; Addressing Overlaps in Sizing
About the Consultants
Emily Robertson-Hood, Senior Consultant
For 20+ years Emily has led teams of Engineers, QA, Patternmakers, Graders, and Technical Developers in the fit, construction and global manufacturing of apparel products ranging from denim to down. She has led teams at Levi Strauss & Co., Lands’ End and Eddie Bauer. She developed her own line of apparel and sold it from her retail location, so understands the problems facing both a global business as well as the small independents.
Alice Rodrigues, Senior Consultant
Alice Rodrigues joined Alvanon in 2011 after spending over 35 years in the apparel industry. Her expertise encompasses garment construction, pattern making and fit development in addition to product development and technical design. Having held both line and management positions in global manufacturing operations she brings proven strategies and solutions to the complex tasks of garment standardization, fit and manufacturing processes.
About the Organiser
Alvanon is a global innovations company shaping the future of fit. When Alvanon was founded in 2001, it was focused on solving the sizing and fit challenges inherent in the apparel industry. It has since evolved into a global company, shaping the future of fit through modern technology and an innovative data-driven approach.
Today, Alvanon operates as advisor to many of the world’s leading apparel organizations – helping them improve their fit for and engage more intimately with the modern-day consumer.
Day 1 will feature small bites and snacks during and a happy hour following the afternoon session.
On Day 2, a breakfast and lunch will be provided before and during.
You can also attend this Inclusive Sizing Workshop in Charlotte, May 11th.